Single pigment DANIEL SMITH Gray Titanium Watercolor is a mid-tone, warm, granulating gray with slightly yellow undertones.
The creamy color and granulation make it beautifully useful for many subjects and purposes.
DANIEL SMITH Gray Titanium is semi-transparent, granulating, non-staining and has excellent lightfastness.
As a single pigment, Gray Titanium mixes wonderfully with other colors adding both warmth and softness due to its semi-transparent/semi-opaque characteristic. Gray Titanium both lightens and neutralizes colors it’s mixed with.
You can see that lightening and neutralizing in this mixing grid painted with Gray Titanium and the DANIEL SMITH Essentials 5 ml Watercolor Set. The Essentials Set is a split primary with two sets of primary colors, a cool triad (Hansa Yellow Light, Quinacridone Rose and French Ultramarine) and a warm triad (New Gamboge, Pyrrol Scarlet and Phthalo Blue (Green Shade).
Below is the diagram showing what colors are mixed with what. The rectangles that show (plus GT) are the two color mix plus the addition of Gray Titanium which shows the softening of the mixed color which you can compare to the straight color mixes of two colors.
For example, compare rectangle NG + HYL [ New Gamboge mixed with Hansa Yellow Light] to rectangle HYL + NG (plus GT) which is Hansa Yellow Light mixed with New Gamboge, plus Gray Titanium mixed in.
So how does our New Gray Titanium compare with our Buff Titanium?
Both colors are unique to DANIEL SMITH, and made with PW 6, but slightly different versions of PW 6 (Buff Titanium is PW 6:1) and they have the same properties; granulating, semi-transparent, non-staining and Excellent Lightfastness.
Both Gray and Buff Titanium Watercolors have a creaminess to them, but Gray Titanium granulates with gray, and Buff Titanium granulates with a light tan or buff.
Many painters will find Gray Titanium becoming a palette staple, both as a unique color and for its’ mixing qualities!
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